SUPERMAN Rumored To Go Toe-To-Toe With [SPOILER] In James Gunn's Reboot

SUPERMAN Rumored To Go Toe-To-Toe With [SPOILER] In James Gunn's Reboot SUPERMAN Rumored To Go Toe-To-Toe With [SPOILER] In James Gunn's Reboot

A new rumor relating to James Gunn's Superman is doing the rounds online, and it claims that David Corenswet's Man of Steel will face off against a very evenly-matched foe...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 02, 2024 10:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman

We've been hearing whispers that our new Man of Steel (David Corenswet) will face off against a physical threat in addition to Lex Luthor (Nicholas Hoult) in James Gunn's Superman, and a new rumor might just explain what led to the speculation.

This seems like it might be something that'll be kept out of the marketing prior to the movie's release, so be warned of potential spoilers ahead.

According to Can We Get Some Toast, the Man of Tomorrow will indeed do battle with a clone/doppelgänger of himself, but he won't be named Bizzaro! If accurate, the DCU reboot will introduce a version of Ultraman when Luthor uses some of Superman's DNA to create an exact clone of the iconic hero.

Several different characters have taken this moniker in the comics over the years, but it sounds like this take on Ultraman will be primarily based on the Silver Age Earth-Three version.

This wouldn't be the first time we've seen Superman go up against some kind of duplicate (even Doomsday was reimagined as a monstrous clone in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice), but we're confident that Gunn can bring something fresh to the table.

Cameras are still rolling in Svalbard, Norway. So far, we've only seen set photos featuring Maria Gabrielle de Faria as The Engineer, but more are sure to find their way online at some point.

Superman will also star Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

More recently, Sara Sampaio signed on to play Lex's assistant/lover Eve Teschmacher, and Skyler Gisondo has been cast as Jimmy Olsen.

Milly Alcock's Supergirl is also rumored to make her debut ahead of her own Woman of Tomorrow movie, but that's yet to be confirmed.

We're still not sure exactly how these other superheroes will factor into the story, but Gunn has previously revealed that Superman's dual-life as both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel will be explored in the film, suggesting that these characters will be his "super friends." Whether they'll be part of an actual team or not remains to be seen.

“Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be – coincidentally and unplanned – Superman’s birthday,” Gunn captioned the logo photo. “When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film ‘Superman: Legacy.’ By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN,” he added. “Making our way to you July 2025.”

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TheVandalore - 4/2/2024, 10:32 PM
Solar Man again? LAME.
The1st - 4/3/2024, 11:07 AM
@TheVandalore - Solar Man was so wrong it was right, in hindsight anyway. I'm thinking he starts off as "Ultraman" and devolves into Bizarro by the end. Ultraman just being there makes no sense at this juncture, especially when you could do a Justice Lords down the line anyway, imo. I just don't how far Gunn's leaning into the comics w/the new DCU yet. Hopefully close to JL & JLU, or even YJ, but anything is an improvement at this point.
vectorsigma - 4/2/2024, 10:34 PM
After the F4 lineup fail, mttsh and cwgst lost their credibility for me. I remember them consistently leaking mom spoilers.

Marvel learning from mistakes, lol
QuietMagician - 4/3/2024, 4:37 AM
@vectorsigma - idk why (other than clicks) they continue to act like mttsh and cwgst have any credibility. if you’ve never seen their twitter timelines, it’s just fan casting and clout chasing at this point.
AmazingFILMporg - 4/3/2024, 5:00 AM
@vectorsigma -

*Anticipates a negative reaction to a rumor and proceeds to mention marvel*🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡L.......

vectorsigma - 4/3/2024, 5:32 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - lol, i dont understand what you are saying because obviously you didnt on mine

My point being, marvel might be more careful now so these leakers are having bad batting averages unlike in the past.
vectorsigma - 4/3/2024, 5:34 AM
@QuietMagician - i have seen their twitter and that was a time when their leaks are accurate, especially during the time of mom.

But yeah, their credibility is lost now so this site always referring to them is for just clicks as always
The1st - 4/3/2024, 11:12 AM
@vectorsigma - So naturally this site starts mining them for articles lol. Citing Daniel Rictman is like having a congressional hearing about disclosure and your whistleblower is Giorgio Tsoukalos. Entertaining sure, but not overly useful.

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DocSpock - 4/2/2024, 10:42 PM

This would be a terrible idea.

I don't think Gunn is this stupid, and I don't believe it.
Taonrey - 4/3/2024, 12:43 AM
@DocSpock - right! First of if you’re going to do a Superman clone/duplicate it might as well be Bizarro because at least he has some kinda name value.
DocSpock - 4/3/2024, 1:02 AM
@Taonrey -

I agree, but I hope they save that for later, not the first Gunn Superman movie.
Taonrey - 4/3/2024, 1:09 AM
@DocSpock - I doubt they do bizarro and clone Superman in the same continuity. It definitely should be one or the other.
lazlodaytona - 4/3/2024, 7:33 AM
@DocSpock - I'm intrigued to a point, but that can't be all. With all of the other superheroes in the film, seems like there'd be more or bigger threats involved.
Feralwookiee - 4/2/2024, 10:43 PM
Here we go again.

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lazlodaytona - 4/3/2024, 7:34 AM
@Feralwookiee - Superman 5: Nuclear Man Returns !!!!
Feralwookiee - 4/3/2024, 8:05 AM
@lazlodaytona - User Comment Image 😁
lazlodaytona - 4/3/2024, 8:22 AM
@Feralwookiee - Oh my gosh! That gif is so wrong but so damn hilarious. Applies to a bunch of different movies of this day in age.
Matador - 4/3/2024, 9:55 AM
@Feralwookiee - play it again wookiee

Forthas - 4/2/2024, 10:45 PM
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TheVisionary25 - 4/2/2024, 10:49 PM
I hope not since I always liked the Crime Syndicate iteration personally and was hoping they could be done in the future…

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I will say that I still don’t buy this evil clone/doppelgänger rumor and think The Engineer will serve as “the hero” Lex creates to sway public opinion & affection from Superman but she deals with threats in a more violent manner.

She will be the physical threat while Lex is the overall mastermind.
WruceBayne - 4/3/2024, 1:49 AM
@TheVisionary25 - I think The Authority is going to serve as a crude version of the Crime Syndicate. I think we’ll get one Authority movie for introductory purposes and then they’ll be the villains of the first Justice League movie.
TheLobster - 4/2/2024, 10:50 PM
Pretty lame if true.
AmazingFILMporg - 4/3/2024, 4:57 AM
@TheLobster -

Real talk😐
RubyRhod - 4/2/2024, 10:53 PM
I don't believe a single word of this Evil/Clone Superman "rumors", Daddy Gunn is trolling us as usual
TheVisionary25 - 4/2/2024, 10:54 PM
Also , I gotta say I liked Smallville’s version of Ultraman…

Having him be raised by Lionel Luthor instead of the Kents was a cool take.

Forthas - 4/2/2024, 10:57 PM
If true, he has managed to bring the closest thing to his previous vision of Superman (Brightburn) into the DC universe. Zack Snyder 2.0.
lazlodaytona - 4/3/2024, 7:35 AM
@Forthas - I loved Brightburn!
Forthas - 4/3/2024, 9:16 AM
@lazlodaytona - Then I take it you liked BvS.
SteelGunZ - 4/3/2024, 9:33 AM
@lazlodaytona - I loved it too!
I always thought that could be the origin of Ultraman.
lazlodaytona - 4/5/2024, 2:58 PM
@Forthas - absolutely not. there is not one redeeming quality about that monstrosity. Well, except for the warehouse scene and the score.
lazlodaytona - 4/5/2024, 2:59 PM
@SteelGunZ - that's a great idea!
videovac - 4/2/2024, 10:59 PM
Superman II: evil Superman
Superman IV: evil Superman
Man Of Steel: evil Superman, same as Superman II
Superman: evil Superman
The Boys: evil Superman
Invincible: evil Superman
Injustice: evil Superman
And y'all bitch-asses defend this shit.
It's all so tiresome.
Feralwookiee - 4/2/2024, 11:02 PM
@videovac - I agree, but there was no evil Superman in Superman II. It was in III.
Forthas - 4/2/2024, 11:07 PM
@videovac - You forgot about Brightburn

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Lisa89 - 4/2/2024, 11:08 PM
@Feralwookiee - He’s referring to Zod as an evil (version of) Superman.
videovac - 4/2/2024, 11:10 PM
"I agree, but there was no evil Superman in Superman II. It was in III." - @Feralwookiee
Zod, which is why I said Superman II was the same as Man Of Steel. I forgot Superman III (I don't know how, considering I just saw today's earlier article link with @Forthas and other people putting pictures and gifts and other media up of the Superman III fight. But you make my point for me. Superman had three straight Kryptonian fights in it. That's a joke. You can make excuses for the 80s, but, why now? How now? How, in 2013, and 2025, can there STILL be even a RUMOR of a Kryptonian versus Kryptonian fight? How is this possible?

HOW THE "PHUCK" IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?! It's 2024 Hollywood!!! Move on! Give us some new shit! Where's The City Of Tomorrow? Where's the Metropolis from the comics, and the 90s animated series? Where are the science police? Cadmus Labs. S.T.A.R. Labs. Suicide Slums. Steel. Metallo. Parasite. Myxy. Mothaphucking Brainiac. Why does Warner Bros hate Superman so much?
videovac - 4/2/2024, 11:11 PM
"videovac - You forgot about Brightburn" - @Forthas
Brightburn: evil Superboy
(sad smiley face)
Forthas - 4/2/2024, 11:15 PM
@videovac - You could also kinda count justice League...although he was evil for like a minute!
videovac - 4/2/2024, 11:28 PM
"You could also kinda count justice League...although he was evil for like a minute!" - @Forthas
If it were up to me I'd count Cavill himself in Man Of Steel, but I know how you are and I don't wanna give you any alcohol-esque fuel.
Feralwookiee - 4/2/2024, 11:35 PM
@videovac - I guess I can see Zod as evil Superman, but I thought you meant the LITERALLY evil Superman that's briefly in Superman 3.
My bad.

But yeah, I'm sick of this "hero fights and evil version of himself" shit.
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